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The Kentwood branch will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 10, for staff training.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Dec
4
Wed

5th Annual Gingerbread House Contest

9:30 AM to 8:00 PM
Add to Calendar 12/04/2019 09:30 AM 12/04/2019 08:00 PM America/New_York 5th Annual Gingerbread House Contest

Show off your creative gingerbread masterpiece! Contest entries will be accepted in four categories and prizes will be awarded in each category by popular vote and by judges' choice. Showcase entries should be on a sturdy base no larger than 15" by 15" and may be dropped off during branch open hours from Monday, December 2 through Saturday, December 14. Cast your vote for your favorite entry from Monday, December 16 through Saturday, December 21. Stop in at the branch to pick up contest details and an entry form.


Categories and rules: Decorations must be edible, only the base can be non-edible. Entries in the teen, adult and families/group categories must be made of gingerbread. Entries in the kids' category may be made of graham crackers.

  • kids age 11 and under
  • teens age 12-17
  • adults
  • families or groups

 

Byron Township Branch
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Byron Township Branch

Show off your creative gingerbread masterpiece! Contest entries will be accepted in four categories and prizes will be awarded in each category by popular vote and by judges' choice.

Dec
4
Wed

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Add to Calendar 12/04/2019 10:00 AM 12/04/2019 10:45 AM America/New_York Rhyme Time Music and Movement

Move and groove together with action rhymes, songs, games and hands-on musical activities that will help children develop motor, listening and literacy skills.

Cascade Township Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Cascade Township Branch

Move and groove together with action rhymes, songs, games and hands-on musical activities that will help children develop motor, listening and literacy skills.

Dec
4
Wed

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Add to Calendar 12/04/2019 10:00 AM 12/04/2019 10:30 AM America/New_York Rhyme Time Music and Movement

Move and groove together with action rhymes, songs, games and hands-on musical activities that will help children develop motor, listening and literacy skills.

East Grand Rapids Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
East Grand Rapids Branch

Move and groove together with action rhymes, songs, games and hands-on musical activities that will help children develop motor, listening and literacy skills.

Dec
4
Wed

Toddler Time

10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Add to Calendar 12/04/2019 10:00 AM 12/04/2019 10:30 AM America/New_York Toddler Time

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills. For children ages 3 and younger with an adult.

East Grand Rapids Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
East Grand Rapids Branch

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Dec
4
Wed

Jingle Mingle Holiday Storytime

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 12/04/2019 10:00 AM 12/04/2019 11:00 AM America/New_York Jingle Mingle Holiday Storytime

Visit the library for a special holiday storytime! Mingle and make new friends while listening to stories and creating art together.

Byron Township Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Byron Township Branch

Visit the library for a special holiday storytime! Mingle and make new friends while listening to stories and creating art together.

Dec
4
Wed

Toddler Time

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Add to Calendar 12/04/2019 10:00 AM 12/04/2019 10:45 AM America/New_York Toddler Time

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills. For children ages 3 and younger with an adult.

Krause Memorial Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Krause Memorial Branch

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Dec
4
Wed

Explore!

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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Create, play and explore! Featuring a new craft each week, sensory experiences and playtime with friends.

Caledonia Township Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Caledonia Township Branch

Create, play and explore! Featuring a new craft each week, sensory experiences and playtime with friends.

Dec
4
Wed

Sensory Storytime

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Add to Calendar 12/04/2019 10:30 AM 12/04/2019 11:30 AM America/New_York Sensory Storytime

This sensory-based storytime encourages your child to explore their senses with an introduction of rhymes, stories and songs followed by hands-on exploratory sensory play. For ages 6 and under with an adult.

Grandville Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Grandville Branch

This sensory-based storytime encourages your child to explore their senses with an introduction of rhymes, stories and songs followed by hands-on exploratory sensory play.

Dec
4
Wed

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Add to Calendar 12/04/2019 11:00 AM 12/04/2019 11:30 AM America/New_York Rhyme Time Music and Movement

Move and groove together with action rhymes, songs, games and hands-on musical activities that will help children develop motor, listening and literacy skills.

East Grand Rapids Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
East Grand Rapids Branch

Move and groove together with action rhymes, songs, games and hands-on musical activities that will help children develop motor, listening and literacy skills.

Dec
4
Wed

Babytime

11:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Add to Calendar 12/04/2019 11:00 AM 12/04/2019 11:45 AM America/New_York Babytime

Delight and engage your baby with songs, a story and playtime. Get to know other families and help your baby develop listening and language skills. For babies from birth to 18 months with a caregiver.

Cascade Township Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Cascade Township Branch

Delight and engage your baby with songs, a story and playtime. Get to know other families and help your baby develop listening and language skills.

Dec
4
Wed

Family Storytime

11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Add to Calendar 12/04/2019 11:30 AM 12/04/2019 12:15 PM America/New_York Family Storytime

Read and sing together as a family. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills.

Krause Memorial Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Krause Memorial Branch

Read and sing together as a family. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills.

Dec
4
Wed

Community Blood Drive

12:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Add to Calendar 12/04/2019 12:30 PM 12/04/2019 07:00 PM America/New_York Community Blood Drive

Cascade Community Donor Center - Bringing the opportunity to save a life closer to you!  Call Versiti at 1-866-MiBlood (642-5663) if you prefer an appointed time. Sponsored by Versiti Blood Center of Michigan.

Cascade Township Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Cascade Township Branch

Cascade Community Donor Center - Bringing the opportunity to save a life closer to you!  Call Versiti at 1-866-MiBlood (642-5663) if you prefer an appointed time.

Dec
4
Wed

Novel Characters Book Club: The Time Traveler's Wife

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Add to Calendar 12/04/2019 01:00 PM 12/04/2019 02:00 PM America/New_York Novel Characters Book Club: The Time Traveler's Wife

Join us for a fun, informal book discussion. This month's selection is "The Time Traveler's Wife" by Audrey Niffenegger.

Caledonia Township Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Caledonia Township Branch

Join us for a fun, informal book discussion. This month's selection is "The Time Traveler's Wife" by Audrey Niffenegger.

Dec
4
Wed

KDL Lab Experience: Series

3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Add to Calendar 12/04/2019 03:00 PM 12/04/2019 04:30 PM America/New_York KDL Lab Experience: Series

Allow children to think creatively, tinker, explore and collaborate while engaging in un-facilitated hands-on activities based on STEM concepts.

East Grand Rapids Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
East Grand Rapids Branch

Allow children to think creatively, tinker, explore and collaborate while engaging in un-facilitated hands-on activities based on STEM concepts.

Dec
4
Wed

Teen Zone

3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Add to Calendar 12/04/2019 03:30 PM 12/04/2019 05:30 PM America/New_York Teen Zone

Teen-only fun for you and your friends at the library! Stop by for activities that may include board games, food and more.

Kelloggsville Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Kelloggsville Branch

Teen-only fun for you and your friends at the library! Stop by for activities that may include board games, food and more.

Dec
4
Wed

KDL Lab Experience: Magical Menagerie

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Add to Calendar 12/04/2019 04:00 PM 12/04/2019 05:00 PM America/New_York KDL Lab Experience: Magical Menagerie

Embark on a fantastical quest to a land full of unicorns, dragons and more! Adventurers in the Magical Menagerie will see how far their dragon flyer can soar, conquer the troll bridge challenge, construct their own
magical gardens and explore the secrets of unicorns.

Grandville Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Grandville Branch

Embark on a fantastical quest to a land full of unicorns, dragons and more!

Dec
4
Wed

Drop-In Tutoring with Sparta Adult Education

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Add to Calendar 12/04/2019 04:00 PM 12/04/2019 08:00 PM America/New_York Drop-In Tutoring with Sparta Adult Education

Drop-in tutoring is available to adults 18 and up enrolled in any of the following programs: High School Diploma, English as a Second Language (ESL), Adult Basic Education (ABE), High School Equivalency (GED) and Career Technical Education (CTE). Questions on all subjects are welcome. Tutoring is hosted by Sparta Adult Education.

Walker Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Walker Branch

Drop-in tutoring is available to adults 18 and up enrolled in any of the following programs: High School Diploma, English as a Second Language (ESL), Adult Basic Education (ABE), High School Equiva

Dec
4
Wed

Teen Zone: Switch It Up Wednesdays!

4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Add to Calendar 12/04/2019 04:00 PM 12/04/2019 05:30 PM America/New_York Teen Zone: Switch It Up Wednesdays!

Come to the library for a weekly Nintendo Switch® Tournament.

Cascade Township Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Cascade Township Branch

Come to the library for a weekly Nintendo Switch® Tournament.

Dec
4
Wed

Englehardt Night Owls: The Book Thief

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 12/04/2019 06:30 PM 12/04/2019 07:30 PM America/New_York Englehardt Night Owls: The Book Thief

Join us for a lively book discussion. Please note, if Lowell Area Schools is cancelled for the day, Night Owls will not meet. This month's selection is The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak.

Englehardt Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Englehardt Branch

Join us for a lively book discussion. Please note, if Lowell Area Schools is cancelled for the day, Night Owls will not meet. This month's selection is The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak.

Dec
4
Wed

Alpine Avenue Book Club: Crazy Rich Asians

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 12/04/2019 06:30 PM 12/04/2019 07:30 PM America/New_York Alpine Avenue Book Club: Crazy Rich Asians

Get more out of reading!  Join us for a friendly, informal discussion and good company with great books. This month's selection is Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan.

Alpine Township Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Alpine Township Branch

Get more out of reading!  Join us for a friendly, informal discussion and good company with great books. This month's selection is Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan.

Dec
4
Wed

Hand Lettering

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 12/04/2019 06:30 PM 12/04/2019 07:30 PM America/New_York Hand Lettering

Pre-registration is required and opens November 18. When the waitlist is full, the registration buttons disappear because registration is closed.

Sharpen your fancy font skills with the art of calligraphy! Using tips from the Lions & Rabbits alphabetical illustrators, you will learn the basics of hand lettering. No prior experience necessary. [[{"fid":"25114","view_mode":"teaser","fields":{"class":"media-element file-preview","data-delta":"1","format":"teaser","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":false,"field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]":false},"type":"media","field_deltas":{"1":{"class":"media-element file-preview","data-delta":"1","format":"teaser","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":false,"field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]":false}},"attributes":{"class":"media-element file-teaser","data-delta":"1"}}]]

Grandville Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Grandville Branch

Pre-registration is required and opens November 18. When the waitlist is full, the registration buttons disappear because registration is closed.